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ValenTine's Day 




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Glass of 2009 



Ginnette Acevedo 
Biological Science & Social Science 



Shaquita Iesha Alexander 
Health Careers 



Nasra N. Adan 
Health Careers 



Kodjo Agblekpe 
Liberal Arts 



Elsa Alves 
Criminal Justice 



Endris E. Asfaw 
Health Careers 



SSali S. Babumba 
Health Careers 



Jacquelyn Donae Ballard 
Early Childhood Education 



Nicole S. Bannister 
Biological Science 



Theodore Omorodion Airihenbuwa 
Business Administration 




Corliss N. Atterberry 
Pre-Engineering 




Roberto C. Barbosa 
Pre-Engineering 



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Rita Beckley 
Health Careers 



Taronna L. Billingslea 
Criminal Justice 



Nana I. Braham 
Health Carees 



Mark A. Bryson 
Business Administration 




Cemilia Ceme 
Liberal Arts 



Christopher J. Considine 
Liberal Arts 



Bruce Cox 
Computer Information Systems 



Sandra Cuff 
Early Childhood Education 





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Lelena Abebe Dagne 
Health Careers 



Carlyle T. Deauna 
Computer Information Systems 



Jean Luc Debarros 
Network Administration 



Austin B. Deleveaux 
Liberal Arts 



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Glass of 2009 




Slande Demorne 
Business Administration 



Michelle T. Farguarson 
Health Careers 



Bejirond Fesseha 
Biological Science 



Apryl R. Ford 
Social Science 




Aleyda C. Fuentes 
Business Administration 







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Yoseph Kassa Gebregiziabher 
Biological Science 




Almaz K. Gebremicheal 
Certificate - Medical Office Specialist 



Leonilde S. Gomes 
Accounting 




Zenaida Gonzalez 
Early Childhood Education 



Veronica M. Cottle 
Liberal Arts 



Grace Gyan 
Health Careers 



Leah N. Hasberry 
Early Childhood Education 



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Sakle J. Howell 
Social Science 



Sheila M.Irby 
Accounting 



Esslena Jackson 
Certificate - Accounting 



Manama Jalloh 
Health Careers 




Frantz Gary Jean Lestin 
Computer Information Systems 



Nicolle C. Johnson 
Early Childhood Education 



Talya L Jones 
Business Administration 



Hebert Joseph 
Criminal Justice 




Jesephina N. Kamalu 
Health Careers 



Hlfia Shifa Kere 
Health Careers 



Lisa N. King 
Health Careers 



Freau Lamonge 
Network Administration 



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Glass of 2009 




Joan V. Lesley 
Early Childhood Education 



Keisha L. Lewis 
Liberal Arts 



Emily Manon 
Business Management 



Moshay L. McLean 
Criminal Justice 




Gregory Miller 
Biological Science 



Vernita Renee Montgomery 
Health Careers 



Irma Millien 
Hospitality Managemen 



Seyla Y. Mohamed 
Biological Science 



Hannah Mpot'u 
Early Childhood Education 



Rasheedah S. Naji 
Certificate - Medical Office Specialist 



Wilfredo Montes 
Criminal Justice 




lyore S. Okundaye 
Health Careers 



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Natasha G. Oliveira 
Biological Science 



Fetiya J. Omer 
Health Careers 



Barbara A. Owens 
Health Careers & Biological Science 



Emmanuella Paris 
Criminal Justice 




Shekeirra D. Perryman 
Liberal Arts 



Tia T. Phillips 
Business Management 



Maria A. Pires 
Accounting 



Rachelle M. Polynice 
Business Management 






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Mitchelle A. Rose 
Certificate - Medical Office Specialist 



Amanda Schaefer 
Criminal Justice & Paralegal Studies 



Eliana Semedo 
Early Childhood Education 



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Glass of 2009 




Rahel A. Sertse 
Health Careers 



Kamill Suarez 
Criminal Justice 



Mullualem A. Tessema 
Health Careers 



Mary A. Thompson 
Radiology Technology 




Ivan A. Timas 
Accounting 




Christy E. Torres 
Criminal Justice 





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Vanessa S. Trent 
Criminal Justice 



Venus C. Trent 
Criminal Justice 




Martine Valme 
Criminal Justice 



Sequoia E. Varona 
Biological Science 



Marie Florence Vilme 
Liberal Arts 



Edward J. Willis 
Biological Science 



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Omar A. Abdullahi 
Business Administration 

Ginnette Acevedo** 
Biological Science 

Ginnette Acevedo** 
Social Science 

Nasra N. Adan** 
Health Careers 

Kodjo Agblekpe 
Liberal Arts 

Theodore Airihenbuwa** 
Business Administration 

Shaquita lesha Alexander 
Health Careers 

Renee C. Alexis 
Business Administration 

Endris E. Asfan 
Health Careers 

Corliss Atterberry 
Pre-Engineering 

Ssali S. Babumba 
Health Careers 

Grace S. Bailey 
Health Careers 

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Biological Science 

Nicole S. Bannister 
Biological Science 

Mekdim Bantiwalu 
Business Administration 

Rita J. Beckley 
Health Careers 

Christopher Kacou Beda 
Health Careers 

Nana I. Braham 
Health Careers 

True Brewster 
Business Administration 

Mark A. Bryson 
Business Administration 

Hilario J. Castillo 
Liberal Arts 

Cemilia Ceme 
Liberal Arts 



Theresa Che 
Health Careers 

Dominique J. Clarke 
Business Administration 

Christopher J. Considine** 
Liberal Arts 

Danielle Marie Cole 
Health Careers 

Veronica M. Cottle** 
Liberal Arts 

Lelena Dagne 
Health Careers 

Austin B. Deleveaux 
Liberal Arts 

Slande Demorne 
Business Administration 

Ashley Dent 

Business Administration 

Melissa Delia Estrada 
Liberal Arts 

Michelle Tanya Farguarson 
Health Careers 

Adler B. Fedestin** 
Broadcast Media Technology 

Regino M. Fernandes 
Business Administration 

Bejirond Fesseha 
Biological Science 

Apryl Rebecca Ford 
Social Science 

Aleyda del C. Fuentes 
Business Administration 

Beza Gashaw 
Health Careers 

Felix Gaston 
Liberal Arts 

Felix Gaston 
Social Science 

Yoseph Kassa Gebregziabher* 
Biological Science 

William Gittens 
Business Administration 

Lesmith R. Gonzalez 
Business Administration 



Onna M. Green 
Health Careers 

Shannon P. Griffin 
Liberal Arts 

Lecent Denae Griffith 
Business Administration 

Grace Gyan 
Health Careers 

Celana O. Higginbottom 
Business Administration 

Sakle J. Howell 
Social Science 

Michael Obioma Ihenetu 
Biological Science 

Mariama Jalloh 
Health Careers 

Faidherbe Jean-Baptiste 
Liberal Arts 

Nancy Jenkins 
Health Careers 

Talya Jones 

Business Administration 

Angel N. Juanso 
Social Science 

Angel N. Juanso 
Liberal Arts 

Josephina Nkechi Kamalu 
Health Careers 

Hlfia Kere 
Health Careers 

Lisa N. King 
Health Careers 

Roshanda R. Leak** 
Business Administration 

Keneed Leger 
Biological Science 

Keneed Leger 
Social Science 

Walquiria E. Leguisamon 
Liberal Arts 

Keisha L . Lewis** 
Liberal Arts 

Tariana Veronic Little 
Social Science 



Eliezer Lorenzo 
Health Careers 

Pennina Lorthe 
Biological Science 

Fara N. Maurice 
Biological Science 

Fara N. Maurice 
Liberal Arts 

Stephanie McDowell 
Health Careers 

James M. McGruder 
Broadcast Media Technology 

Daniel D. McLaurin 
Business Administration 

LaFrance J. McLean 
Health Careers 

William Patrick Medlin 
Business Administration 

Gregory Miller*** 
Biological Science 

Seyla Mohamed 
Biological Science 

Verrita Renee Montgomery 
Health Careers 

Oluwaseun Morakinyo 
Health Careers 

Veronica S. Nji 
Liberal Arts 

Ibelegbu Linda Obiageri 
Social Science 

Yolene Odney 
Liberal Arts 

Monise CD. Odom 
Health Careers 

lyore Sandra Okundaye 
Health Careers 

Natasha G. Oliveira 
Biological Science 

Fetiya J. Omer*** 
Health Careers 

Wakili Owolabi Oseni 
Health Careers 

Barbara Antoinette Owens" 
Health Careers 



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Barbara Antoinette Owens** 
Biological Science 

Elizabeth Tamunoamieyesiy Pepple 
Health Careers 

Esther T. Pepple 
Biological Science 

Shekeirra Deniece Perryman 
Liberal Arts 

Margarita Rocio Pomare 
Business Administration 

Fritz Gerald Previlon*** 
Physical Science 

Joseph Ramsey 
Business Administration 



Nikia Roberson 
Health Careers 

Marcus Rogers 
Business Administration 

Patricia A. Roman*** 
Social Science 

Nicole L. Sadberry 
Physical Science 

Rachelle Sainrilus 
Health Careers 

Karleena Ann Savage 
Liberal Arts 

Michael Senecharles 
Health Careers 



Rahel A. Sertse 
Health Careers 

Dauda Sesay 
Health Careers 

Lisia D. Tavares 
Biological Science 

Mullualem A. Tessema 
Health Careers 

Patrick Valdes 
Business Administration 

Shukrana Sequoia E. Varona 
Biological Science 

Marie-Florence Vilme 
Liberal Arts 



Selamawit Waka 
Biological Science 

Betelihem Waka 
Biological Science 

Toya LaShonda Lewis Walker 
Liberal Arts 

Tiana M. Williams 
Health Careers 

Edward J. Willis*** 
Biological Science 

Stella Winslow 
Health Careers 

Brhane Zewdie 
Health Careers 



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Marie C. Alexandre 
Criminal Justice 

Elsa Mendes Alves 
Criminal Justice 

Brandi Chambray Artez 
Criminal Justice 

Jacquelyn Donae Ballard 
Early Childhood Education 

Roberto C. Barbosa 
Pre-Engineering 

Maria G. Beaute 
Office Administration 

Chimere Bell 

Early Childhood Education 

Carola Benjamin 
Nursing 

Taronna Latasha Billingslea 
Criminal Justice 

Michelle Tanya A. Blake 
Early Childhood Education 

Stella K. Bracke 
Nursing 

Helen Breyan** 
Nursing 

J. Rameau A. Cadet 
Accounting 



Ivandro M. Cardoso 
Nursing 

Randolph A. Castillo 
Computer Information Systems 

Rodeline Chery 
Nursing 

Dominique J. Clarke 
Accounting 

Dominique J. Clarke 
Business Management 

James J. Clements** 
Radiologic Technology 

Ketta P. Clodomir 
Nursing 

Corey P. Cooper 
Radiologic Technology 

Marquita M. Coston 
Early Childhood Education 

Bruce Cox 

Computer Information Systems 

Rosanna M. Crispin 
Computer Information Systems 

Sandra Cuff 

Early Childhood Education 

Janene Cupid 
Nursing 



Onilda D. Dasilva 
Accounting 

Carlyle T. Deauna 

Computer Information Systems 

Jean-Luc DeBarros 
Network Administration 

Kender R. Desrosiers" 
Criminal Justice 

Mahamane V. Diarra 
Criminal Justice 

Verzina Dickerson 

Early Childhood Education 

Gregory Robert Dominique 
Criminal Justice 

Tricia T. Ducheine 
Criminal Justice 

Gerson Duvil*** 
Radiologic Technology 

Kenisha L. Farris 
Nursing 

Catava Franklin-Mahase 
Criminal Justice 

Vincent Fu 
Nursing 

Jean Lestin Frantz Gary 
Computer Information Systems 



Katon Elizabeth Gaines-Butler 
Criminal Justice 

Michael F. Galasso 
Nursing 

Rafael A. Garcia 
Radiologic Technology 

Francaisse Gaston 
Radiologic Technology 

Nicole Gelin 
Nursing 

David S. Gill** 
Business Management 

Jean Baptiste Gilles 
Business Management 

Leonilde Gomes** 
Accounting 

Zenaida Gonzalez 

Early Childhood Education 

Jayne Hamilton 
Nursing 

RSha Harris 
Business Management 

Leah N. Hasberry 

Early Childhood Education 

Valencia Hubbart 
Business Management 



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Brandon Taylor Hughes 
Criminal Justice 

Chidinma Sandra M. Ihenetu 
Criminal Justice 

Sheila Irby 
Accounting 

Patricia L. James 
Nursing 

Alonso Jean 
Accounting 

Max A. Jeudy 
Criminal Justice 

Eric E. Johnson 
Nursing 

Nicolle C. Johnson 

Early Childhood Education 

Hebert F. Joseph 
Criminal Justice 

Yvenal Juste 
Criminal Justice 

Nance Kasongo 
Accounting 

Stanley Luis Laforest 
Computer Information Systems 

Freau Lamonge 
Network Administration 

Joan Lesley-Marshall 
Early Childhood Education 

Tatiana Lott-Toussaint 
Early Childhood Education 

Wislene Louine 
Nursing 

Brian Scott Luedke 
Nursing 

Jillian K. McCarthy** 
Radiologic Technology 

Moshay Levelle McLean 
Criminal Justice 

Soheir Abbas Medani 
Microcomputer Applications 

Malinda Miller 
Nursing 

Irma Millien 

Hospitality Management 



Nora Mitchell 
Nursing 

Cynthia A. Mompremier 
Nursing 

Wilfredo Montes 
Criminal Justice 

Darlene Morris 
Nursing 



Tia Taquesta Phillips 
Business Management 

Ermion Pierre 
Nursing 

Maria A. Pires 
Accounting 

Rachelle H. Polynice 
Business Management 

Wendy H. Powers 
Nursing 

Sheika N. Pritchard 
Early Childhood Education 

Nurudeen K. Raheem** 
Nursing 



Solange B. Rodrigues 
Nursing 

Wendy Rodriguez 

Early Childhood Education 

Tonetta Rogers 

Early Childhood Education 

Rodney A. Rosario 
Computer Information Systems 



Mary Anitra Thompson 
Radiologic Technology 

Ivan Timas 
Accounting 

Sophia Torres** 
Accounting 

Christy E. Torres** 
Criminal Justice 

Vanessa S. Trent 
Criminal Justice 

Venus C. Trent 
Criminal Justice 

Carolina Osorno Valderrama" 
Computer Information Systems 



Martine Valme 
Criminal Justice 

Roxane P. White 
Nursing 

Mervyn Jade Williams*** 
Radiologic Technology 

Shernelle E. Yearwood* 
Radiologic Technology 



Hannah Mpofu 

Early Childhood Education 


lesha L. Rue 
Nursing 


Paula R. Ze 
Nursing 


Gabriel Musk** 
Nursing 


Evelyn B. Sakwe 
Nursing 


Yan Zhu 
Nursing 


Lilian Oluchukwu Nsonwu 
Nursing 


Amanda L. Schaefer 
Criminal Justice 




Chioma Nwadike 
Nursing 


Eliana R. Semedo 

Early Childhood Education 




Francisca C. Obodo** 
Nursing 


Clairetha Sessoms 

Early Childhood Education 




Yvette OBrien 
Criminal Justice 


Jermaine J. Skinner 
Nursing 




Antonio A. Obsequio 
Nursing 


Calvin Smalls 
Nursing 




Uche Obu 
Nursing 


Sherrel D. Stephens 
Office Administration 




Obinna Ogundu 
Nursing 


Kamill Suarez 
Criminal Justice 




Josephine Osemwegie 
Nursing 


Mamenasha Tesfaye 
Business Management 




Emmanuella Paris 
Criminal Justice 


Lynder F. Thomas 

Early Childhood Education 





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Maria G. Beaute 
Medical Office Specialist 

Shantee F. Bender 
Office Administration 

Marthine Crispin 
Paralegal Studies 

Raffeya Daniels 
Paralegal Studies 

Jean-Luc DeBarros 
PC Support Specialist 

Sharon E. Doyle 
Medical Office Specialist 

Eunide-Marie E. Edouarzin 
Medical Office Specialist 



Paulette M. Ford-Gallop 
Medical Office Specialist 

Jean Baptiste Gilles 
Accounting Certificate 

Belinda A. Gilmere 
Medical Office Specialist 

Linda D. Gousby 
Medical Office Specialist 

Esslena Jackson 
Accounting Certificate 

Carol Kirkland-Small 
Medical Office Specialist 

Lydia N. Marley 
Medical Office Specialist 



Rasheeda S. Naji 
Medical Office Specialist 

Noreen Ann Omalley 
Medical Office Specialist 

David A. Palomares 
Broadcast Media Technology 

Tammy J. Pena 
Medical Office Specialist 

Mitchelle A. Rose 
Medical Office Specialist 

Angelica M. Ruiz-Lanzot 
Medical Office Specialist 

Amanda L. Schaefer 
Paralegal Studies 



Felisha Thomas 
Medical Office Specialist 

Bemilly Troncoso 
Medical Office Specialist 

Aisha M. Williams 
Medical Office Specialist 

Terron J. Worrell 
Medical Office Specialist 



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BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Ms. Michele Courton Brown, Chair 

Ms. Anita L. Crawford, Vice Chair 

Mr. John R. Jenkins, Treasurer 

Ms. Gillian A. Van Delft, Secretary 

Mr. Russell D. Aims 

Mr. Keith Chaney 

Dr. Ivelisse Sanchez 

Ms. Roslyn Marshall, Alumni Elected 

Ms. Amanda Schaefer, Student Trustee 

EXECUTIVE STAFF 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes 

President 

Dr. Brenda W. Mercomes 

Vice President, Academic Affairs 

Dr. Alane K. Shanks 

Vice President, Administration & Finance 

Dr. Stephanie C. Janey 

Vice President, Enrollment Management & 

Student Affairs 

Mr. Patrick Jean-Louis 

Chief Information Technology Officer 

COMMENCEMENT COMMITTEE 

Ms. Carol Bliss-Furr, Co-chair 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark, Co-chair 

Mr. Thomas Galvin 

Ms. Shonda D. Green 

Mr. Kenneth Hall 

Mr. Steven Keyes 

Ms. Shirley Y. Leslie 

Mr. Keith McDermott 

Ms. Nicole McKoy 

Mr. Justin A. Petty, Professor 

Mr. Gib Pornkittichotcharoen 

Dr. Milton Samuels 

Mr. Phuong Tang 



ROXBURY COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION 

Ms. Sabrina Williams, President 

Ms. Sonia L. Alleyne Matthews, Vice-President 

Mr. Thomas M. Simmons, Treasurer 

Ms. Elizabeth Clark 

Mr. Keith Castle 

Ms. Judith L. Kahalas 

Dr. Terrence A. Gomes, Ex-Officio Member 

DEANS 

Dr. Jose Alicea 

Dean, Business & Technology 

Mr. David Becker 

Dean, Nursing & Allied Health 

Dr. Walter Clark 

Dean, Enrollment Mgt. & Student Judicial Affairs 

Ms. Jenene Cook 

Dean, Academic Technology 

Mr. Mark Garth 

Dean, Student Success 

Dr. Tala Khudairi 

Dean, Math, Science & Technology 

Dr. Nancy Teel 

Dean, Liberal Arts 

Mr. Michael Walker 

Dean, Institutional Research & Planning 




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The world's "hot spots" center 
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Brad Pitt launches the 
"Make It Right" project to 
build 150 green-sensitive 
new homes in the New 
Orleans Lower 9th Ward, 
which was destroyed by 
Hurricane Katrina. Pitt 
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to volunteer their time on the 2009 Martin 

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Rapper Lil' Wayne takes home four 
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